H. Lee Moffitt, and 11 years of NCCS Networker archives

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Whom was your cancer center named after?

Video: Resolve Fuels H. Lee Moffitt’s Noble Quest
By Moffitt Cancer Center | April 14, 2021

“I decided that one of the things I wanted to accomplish in the Legislature was to see if we could create a cancer center in Florida that would be as good as any cancer center in the United States so that Floridians would not have to go outside the state. I felt that it would be a noble quest to create what I hoped would ultimately become an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida.” 

– H. Lee Moffitt

NCCS Networker archives

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship has provided the Cancer History Project with a rich archive of its newsletters: the NCCS Networker, volumes 1-11. Below are some highlights:

NCCS Networker Volume 1 Issue 1, March 1987
The birth of NCCS.

NCCS Networker Volume 2 Issue 3, Summer 1988
Photos from the first Survivors Day.

NCCS Networker Volume 8 Issue 4, Winter 1994
Excerpts from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s keynote address.

NCCS Networker Volume 9 Issue 4, Winter 1995
Hillary Rodham Clinton signs the Ribbon of Hope.

NCCS Networker Volume 10 Issue 3, Winter 1996
President Clinton signs NCCS Ribbon of Hope.

Visit the full archive.

Recent contributions

National Breast Cancer Coalition Deadline 2020 White Paper
By National Breast Cancer Coalition | April 14, 2021

Bone Marrow Transplant Complication May Have Beneficial Effect
By Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center | April 14, 2021

New Ideas About Solid Tumors of the Lung/Three Major Programs in Hemapheresis Treatment
By Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center | April 14, 2021

Celebrating Dr. Donald Pinkel’s Remarkable Career
By Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center | April 14, 2021

Book: “This is What a Hero Looks Like”
By Jim Allison: Breakthrough | April 14, 2021

Video: Lewis Lanier on his relationship with Jim and being outsiders in the field of cancer research
By Jim Allison: Breakthrough | April 14, 2021

Video: Bone Marrow Transplant: Pioneering Discovery To Curing Patients
By Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center | April 12, 2021

National Advisory Cancer Council Minutes of Meeting March 8-9, 1971
By NCI | April 10, 2021

Administration of Contracts and Grants for Cancer Research. NIH, DHEW. B-164031(2)
By NCI | April 10, 2021

This column features the latest posts to the Cancer History Project by our growing list of contributors

The Cancer History Project is a free, web-based, collaborative resource intended to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act and designed to continue in perpetuity. The objective is to assemble a robust collection of historical documents and make them freely available. 

Access to the Cancer History Project is open to the public at CancerHistoryProject.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at @CancerHistProj.

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